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Everyone Condemns China

by @ 12:16 pm on April 10, 2008. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Ron Paul

Everyone, that is except Ron Paul:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday calling on China to end its crackdown on Tibet and release Tibetans imprisoned for “nonviolent” demonstrations.

The vote was 413-1. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who recently dropped out of the presidential race, was the lone congressman voting against it.

Well, he is being consistent. He refused to condemn Hamas awhile back, and now he refused to condemn China.

Nonethless, a so-called libertarian who refuses to condemn a Communist oppressor. I have officially seen everything.

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6 Responses to “Everyone Condemns China”

  1. Spencer says:

    I have no doubt that Ron Paul personally condemns the Chinese government for their horrible human rights record. However, as a member of the House of Representatives, he opposes our government taking a position on the affairs of China and Tibet vis-a-vis each other, as it is none of the U.S. government’s business.

    As Americans who believe in liberty, we should all condemn China (although our government continues to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars a year from China to fund our welfare-warfare state, which makes our government’s protestations sound like a college student living at home with her parents complaining about the house rules while relying on Mom and Dad for food, shelter, gas money, and spring break trips), but the U.S. government has no authority — moral or legal — to tell the Chinese what to do in Asia.

  2. Ian says:

    Get a life. He didn’t vote for the resolution because it’s not our job to tell China what to do. Why don’t you focus on what you can improve on before you start criticizing others.

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  4. Jackie says:

    I don’t know where the distinction lies between personally condemning and publicly endorsing. In a situation of a vote on condemning China that gets the support of all the house members then not voting is like saying I will ignore all immoral behavior anywhere

  5. Are You Out of The Loop About Ron Paul?…

    Just when I thought that the republican campaign is all about McCain as there are no serious competitors, I start hearing more and more about Ron Paul.
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  6. objectivity anyone? says:

    If there were more academicians in government, we would have less military involvement where we need none. The Chinese Mandarins have had academicians rise to the highest posts in government for a long time. Ron Paul realizes that to condemn China for its human rights record is not only hypocritical, but counter-productive in the short and long range.
    Yeah, McCain has the Republican ticket now, but there are likely going to be a huge number of votes for Paul in 2008. (flashback to Nader in 2000) Do the thing that means the most to your issues, your principles, your heart and sometimes you get “W” anyway. This time, maybe the republicans will suffer for a splinter candidate as the Democrats did in 2000. Paul looks good to me.

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